Lisa Grodin began teaching, conducting, and coaching ensembles at the Crowden School in 1985, and was appointed Director of Music in 2004. In 2009 she was hired as Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra's Director of Education. Lisa has served on the faculty of the Young Musicians Program at the University of California, Berkeley, and has given masterclasses and lecture recitals at the Colburn School, UC Berkeley, University of Arizona, and in schools and museums throughout the California Gold Country through a grant from the California Arts Council.
An active performer on both violin and viola, Ms. Grodin has been priviledged to perform with many nationally based ensembles, including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Smithsonian Chamber Players, El Mundo, the Aulos Ensemble, and Voices of Music. Her travels as a chamber musician and orchestral performer have taken her abroad with groups such as Les Arts Florissants (France), Capella Savaria (Hungary), La Cetra (Italy), and Capella Cartusianum (Germany). She can be heard on over forty commercial recordings on Harmonia Mundi, Dorian, Teldec, Koch, Meridian, Hungaraton, Pandore, and Rhino Entertainment Company labels.
Ms. Grodin graduated Phi Beta Kappa with degrees in both violin and history from Oberlin College and Conservatory. She continued her studies as a fellowship student at the Eastman School of Music, where she earned a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and Literature.
B.A., Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music (History, Violin Performance); M. Mus., Eastman School of Music (Violin Performance and Literature)